The FDA has already ruled that pre-mixed concoctions of caffeine and alcohol are a no-no. But what about alcohol and dairy products? ABC 7 says that Whipped Lightning, an alcohol infused whipped cream, is now a "craze" among college students, who top everything from shots to coffee with the stuff. And, like our dearly departed Four Loko, it reportedly gets kids wasted without them even knowing it. It also doubles for whippets!
Advertised as an "alcoholic beverage," Whipped Lightning's "Whipahol" can get up to 36.5 proof, and comes in flavors like amaretto, german chocolate and strawberry colada. In terms of health, Whipped Lightning writes, "We've never had Whipped Lightning tested to determine how many calories are in a serving. Whipahol is not a food product and is not subject to FDA labeling requirements; it is an alcoholic beverage. You should consume Whipahol in moderation, please enjoy it responsibly."
The "beverage" is already being closely monitored by health officials, who say it could be dangerous in the wrong hands (i.e. teens who don't know how to drink). "They can get a significant amount of alcohol in one shot,’’ Dr. Anita Barry, a director at the Boston Public Health Department, said to the Boston Herald. Unfortunately, it's not available in New York "yet," but it is available in New Jersey and on "special order" in Pennsylvania, where kids have been trailblazing the path to new drugs since William Penn smoked his first batch of Quaker Oats.